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3 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in 'Hedwig'

And it's not just trying on a new role. He is lowered to the stage in a jumpsuit and ferociously feathered blond wig and immediately begins the show's first rock-punk song, getting down on all fours, grinding into the microphone stand or licking the guitarist's strings.


Related Topix: The Smurfs, Neil Patrick Harris, Musical Theater, Arts

7 hrs ago | Broadway

MCC Theater's 2014-15 Season Will Include World Premiere of The Money Shot by Neil LaBute

The world premiere of Neil LaBute's The Money Shot will kick off MCC Theater's 2014-15 Main Stage season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.


Related Topix: Arts

12 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Musical based on 'Found' aims for Atlantic Theater

This fall, the Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere of "Found," a show built around discarded notes and other ephemera that litter the streets.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Musical Theater

16 hrs ago | CBS Local

National Theatre to Bring 'Newsies,' 'Pippin'

The theater announced Monday that the Tony Award-winning productions of "Pippin" and "Newsies" will play multiple-week engagements.


Related Topix: Arts, Marie Osmond, Country

20 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

Refusing to let catastrophic fall define a life

When someone told her to move out of the way during a scene change for "The Wizard of Oz," Tasha Schuh took one step back.


Related Topix: Arts, Ellsworth, WI

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Breckenridge American

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows.


Related Topix: Musical Theater, Arts, Associated Press, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Madison County, NY

Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

Plaintiff Michael Egan III, center, 31, his mother Bonnie Mound, left, and attorney Jeff Herman take questions from the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Beverly Hills, CA, X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Entertainment, Arts, Social Software

Norwalk Citizen News

Maine theater troupe says school ruined costumes

A Maine theater company is suing a New Jersey school district with a complaint that the school damaged costumes loaned for a production of the musical comedy "Spamalot."


Related Topix: Arts, Edison, NJ


Public Theater's 2014-15 Slate Includes Stew-Heidi Rodewald Musical,...

The Total Bent , a new musical from Passing Strange creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald , as well as premieres by Young Jean Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Lemon Andersen will be produced as part of The Public Theater 's 2014-15 season.


Related Topix: Arts, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Detroit Free Press

Troy native Sutton Foster shows different shades in 'Violet'

Maybe it's something in the water, but a number of musical theater's leading leading ladies have made distinctly bold choices this season.


Related Topix: Musical Theater, Arts, North Carolina

Green Bay Press-Gazette

25 years after its founding, Theater for Young Audiences is still performing

Deb Sabol-Williams isn't trying to turn out hundreds of actors, dancers and theater professionals.


Related Topix: Arts, Sheboygan, WI, Sheboygan County, WI, Family, Kids

Sun Apr 20, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

The Golden Mask Festival awards ceremony, which unfolded over a...

The Golden Mask Festival awards ceremony, which unfolded over a leisurely three hours on Friday at the Bolshoi Theater, had plenty of surprises.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet

Adobe Theater Presents the Man from Earth, 5/16-6/8

What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic era had survived until today? Living almost 14,000 years, who might this man have been, and what would he have become? The play, The Man From Earth, boldly posits these and many other questions about life.


Related Topix: Arts

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Theater Spotlight: Appleton West opens its 'Little Shop of Horrors' Thursday

What: "Little Shop of Horrors" When: 7:33 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:03 p.m. April 27 Where: Appleton West High School, 610 N. Badger Ave., Appleton Admission: $10 adults, $5 students Contact: 920-832-1588 Box office hours: 3-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before each show.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Little Shop of Horrors, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Arts

WYFF-TV Greenville

Tryon Little Theater to open Proof, audition for Shrek the Musical



Related Topix: Arts, Mathematics, Science

The Oregonian

Scott Palmer and Bag&Baggage promises to bring professional theater to a new level in...

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's home-grown professional theater company, came of age this season, gaining national recognition and critical acclaim for its unconventional take on what are often traditional performances.


Related Topix: Arts, Hillsboro, OR, Education Etc., Yamhill, OR, Washington County, OR

Daily Record

Just the right chemistry

If laughter is the best medicine, as the saying goes, then the organizers of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey are aiming to fill a pharmacy.


Related Topix: Arts, Madison, NJ, Morris County, NJ

Sat Apr 19, 2014


Proudly Representing the 'B' in LGBT: Let's Hear it For Bisexuals

While this list is by no means complete, it does pay homage to some of the better-known Bs in LGBT.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Gay/Lesbian, Arts, Joe Dallesandro

The Miami Herald

California: Theater performances, art workshops unveiled by Yosemite Conservancy

Actors Alan Sutterfield and Lee Stetson portray President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir in special performances commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act.


Related Topix: Arts, Lee Stetson, Travel

Voice of America

Synetic Theater Celebrates Shakespeare Anniversary with Historic Hamlet

April 23 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of famed playwright William Shakespeare.


Related Topix: Arts, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington, Washington Government